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Russia-Ukraine tensions (2): aircraft and ships by NATO

Member countries continue to send armaments to Eastern Europe

The member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are continuing to send armaments, including ships and planes, to Eastern Europe. In addition, the US Department of Defense is putting 8500 soldiers on alert. These are moves that the Atlantic Alliance is implementing while the countries follow the parallel path of the diplomatic solution. Russia is asking to slow down the advance and to withdraw the armies and their means deployed in Romania and Bulgaria.

According to the US newspaper "New York Times", Washington is "regularly moving" Boeing RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance and interception aircraft and Northrop Grumman E-8 Jstars air-ground surveillance aircraft of the US Air Force. These aircraft are used to intercept Russian military communications and track their movements. 

From the point of view of the armed men in Poland there are currently about 4000 US soldiers and 1000 NATO soldiers; to these are added about 5000 soldiers of the Atlantic Alliance in the Baltic States. In addition, the Pentagon has announced that it has put another 8500 soldiers on alert: ready to leave for Eastern Europe.

That tensions can degenerate is confirmed by the recall of diplomats from Ukraine to the United States, France and Great Britain. In the meantime, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced the launch of a new financial aid package for Ukraine of 1.2 billion Euros. 

On this topic see also the article published by AVIONEWS

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency